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MEF Academy Events
 12Certified Professional Leadership in Management12 - 13 December 2017
 12Payroll Audit and Recent Developments12 December 2017
 16Certificate In Human Resource ManagementCommencement 16 December 2017
 18HR For Beginners18 - 19 December 2017
 19Memahami Akta Kerja 195519 - 20 December 2017
 20Domestic Inquiry20 December 2017
 17Competency Based Training Needs Analysis17 - 18 January 2018

 MEF's Latest Publications  ​It is my pleasure to inform members of MEF’s latest five publications.Thursday, 30 November 2017
 Higher bonuses on the cards  In 2017, 65.9 per cent of respondent companies granted bonus to all executives which was slightly higher as compared to 63 per cent in 2016. The same trend can be seen for non-executives as 65.6 per cent of the respondent companies granted bonus in 2017 compared to 61.3 per cent in 2016.
Friday, 10 November 2017
 Government should share cost of 90-day Maternity Leave  The government should put in place appropriate mechanisms to support employers bear the additional cost increases should maternity leave be extended from the current 60 days to 90 days, as was proposedby the YAB Prime Minister in tabling the Budget 2018 in Parliament recently.Tuesday, 31 October 2017
 雇联调查 :加薪幅度略低 ;明年花红多一点  根据大马雇主联合会调查显示,预计明年执行人员获得的平均花红为2.14个月,比今年的2.09个月稍微提升。非执行人员预计平均获得2.02个月花红,高于今年的1.81个月。Thursday, 9 November 2017
 雇联料明年调薪5.4%  基于经济稳健成长,商业氛围也有所改善,雇主联合会预测明年会调薪逾5.4%,而花红也会突破2个月。Thursday, 9 November 2017
 花红看涨加薪不乐观  执行人员在2018年预计平均获得2.14个月花红,较2017年的2.09个月高。非执行人员预计明年2.02个月的花红较2017年的1.81个月高。Thursday, 9 November 2017
 调薪料5.4%花红逾2月  经济成长稳健加上商业氛围改善,明年上班族料有好消息,大马雇主联合会预测雇主会调薪逾5.4% , 花红也会突破2个月Thursday, 9 November 2017
 Expect bleak job market next year  Experts say companies will be cautious about creating new positions and fresh graduates will either have to settle for low paying jobs or drive for ride-hailing services like Uber or run food-truck businesses.Wednesday, 8 November 2017
 Extension of Maternity Leave  We asked the Malaysian Employers Federation, MEF what did they think about the proposal to push the maternity leave for the private sector from 60 to 90 days. Also, how will flexi-hours affect productivity?Tuesday, 7 November 2017 [External Site/Link]
 Malaysian employer group clashes with Socso  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan also said the bill gave the human resources minister the authority to amend the combined 0.4 per cent contribution rate to up to 1.5 per cent but Sahar refuted this.Tuesday, 31 October 2017
 EIS: Safety net or unnecessary cost, asks MEF  The Malaysian Employers Federation raises concerns over how the EIS was pushed through and its implications on Malaysia as an investment destination.Thursday, 26 October 2017
 MEF says Riot gave misleading account of insurance payout  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) says the human resources minister has given a “misleading statement” about the Employment Insurance System (EIS) payout to employees who are terminated or retrenched.Monday, 16 October 2017
 MEF & MTUC debate the Employment Insurance System  Beginning 2018, all private sector employees are required to pay 0.2% of their salaries to the EIS, an insurance for retrenchment. We bring in MEF and MTUC to discuss their thoughts (and concerns) from the employees and employer’s point of view.Wednesday, 11 October 2017 [External Site/Link]
 GST, cost of living hamper business as consumers cut spending  The goods and services tax (GST) appears to be taking a toll on a variety of industries, with doctors, retailers, small and medium enterprises and an employment federation saying the tax has reduced business for them.Saturday, 23 September 2017
 Minimum wage hike will backfire on job market, say experts  Malaysian Employers’ Federation (MEF) executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said most companies are already “up to their noses” in terms of managing the costs of operating their businesses.Thursday, 21 September 2017
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2016p 2017f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)31.732.1
Real GDP (% Growth)4.24.3 ~ 4.8
Per Capita Income (RM)37,73839,656
CPI (% Growth)2.13.0 ~ 4.0
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force ('000)14,686N/A
Employment ('000)14,180N/A
Unemployment Rate (%)3.5N/A
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.555.30
Non Executive (%)5.515.43
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.302.15
Non Executive (months)1.972.11
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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